The calling of art has always
been a part of who she is; even in grade school there was a need
to get ideas down on paper any paper a grocery
bag, an envelope, whatever is to hand. That need to create is
still part of Marlan Cotners life, and sometimes the "call"
is silly: olives leaping into a martini glasses, and sometimes
the "call" is carefully rendered portraits. The oils
Cotner creates exhibit great control and understanding, but more
importantly perhaps, a terrific sense of humor. Come laugh and
Marlan Winter Cotner is an award-winning
artist from Holland, Michigan. She is represented in numerous
solo shows in Michigan and Ohio. She exhibits in local and regional
competitions. Her art won awards in the Michigan Fine Arts Competition
in Birmingham/Bloomfield, the Mid-Michigan Competition in St.
Joseph, the Western Michigan Competition in Holland, The Small
Wonders Competition in Lansing, the Winter Festival in Grand
Haven, and many others.
Marlan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree from Wittenberg University. Her paintings and drawings
are included in the collections of Governor Blanchard, Governor
Engler, and James Brooks. She is a published artist with over
200 illustrations in books and magazines. Her most recent accomplishments
include Muskegon Museum of Arts invitational show, entitled
Mirror, Mirror; Art Prize 2009, 2010, 2011; and ArtWalk 2010,